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Download the discussion guide for the documentary Prison Town, USA and use it for facilitating conversation about this film at home, in the classroom or at community screenings.

Prison Town, USA: Discussion Guide

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Prison Town, USA is a study in contrasts — between small-town rural life and the adversarial, violent “street” culture common in U.S. prisons. The intersection of these two worlds provides a rich tool for outreach, providing viewers with an opportunity to examine a wide range of personal and public-policy issues, including the consequences of current approaches to crime prevention, criminal justice, privatization and economic development.

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Prison Town, USA

Premiere Date: July 24, 2007

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Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmakers: Katie Galloway, Po Kutchins Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Press Release


Katie Galloway
Katie Galloway
Po Kutchins
Po Kutchins

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Critical Acclaim

A raw look at how a small town in Northern California is transformed when the locals agree to the construction of a prison... in every respect, this film is illuminating...”

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